Get a grip! And Tiger tales!

Hi folks,

It’s been a while, but, like the PGA season, I’m back!

I did a Phil Mickelson and didn’t touch my clubs for a couple of months. Two weeks ago I decided to start working on my 2007 swing. I headed over to the simulators at Carruther’s Creek and teed it up at “Harbourtown”.

With just my first few swings, my old friend the slice came back for a visit. Slowing it down helped for a while but then the ball path started hooking…hooking. The round was outta control untill…ta da! I changed from an overlapping grip to an interlokcing grip and the ball and Fairway Stevie was back! Yes sir, I was smacking those babies down the middle of the left side of the fairway and geeting the ball to the green in regulation. By the time the round was done, I had shot an 83 and all was good.

Last weekend I went back and played “Cog Hill.” I took a few mulligans as I continued to tweak the swing but things were looking pretty good. I’ve been going to the gym regulary and have been hitting my 3-iron consistently over 200 yards for the first time. A world of possibilities are opening up. I shot an 85.

Can’t wait to tee it up again.

In other news, I joined the Tiger Club and have asked if he plans on building public courses affordable to the common man. I’ll let you know what he has to say. Yeah, right!

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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